Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Ney sentenced to 30 months in prison
Former Ohio Congressman Bob Ney has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in federal prison for his role in a congressional bribery scandal. The Republican had pleaded guilty to trading official favors for golf trips, tickets, meals and campaign donations from disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
The sentence handed down Friday in Washington is harsher than what prosecutors or Ney’s lawyers had recommended. The judge says that’s because the former lawmaker violated the public’s trust.
She also ordered Ney into a prison alcohol rehab program.
Ney apologized in court, saying he will continue to take full responsibility, accept the consequences and “battle the demons of addiction.”